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Andreatta: Housing Authority mess a comedy of errors — We tend to picture kangaroo courts holding session in faraway countries, where Steven Seagal is box-office gold and borscht is served cold. But what label better applies to the buffoonery of late at the Rochester Housing Authority?
Oct 25, 2014

RT @ToddJClausen: Andreatta: Bush league missteps by Rochester Housing Authority likely to cost taxpayers dearly

Oct 25, 2014

Andreatta: Bush league missteps by Rochester Housing Authority likely to cost taxpayers dearly

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Zombie Prom at BLU Bar & Grill — Nicki Hazzard, left, and Jessica Hinchey, both of Rochester, at BLU Bar & Grill's Zombie Prom on Oct. 24, 2014.

How libraries are competing in the digital age — In the Pittsford Public Library, there are drop-in sessions to learn how to master your Kindles and iPads and smartphones. The Parma Public Library has art shows. And the Henrietta Public Library will sometimes come to you, with a suitcase-based pop-up library that makes the rounds at farmers markets, businesses and other places people gather.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @meagmc: What do you want out of your public library ? How libraries are competing in the digital age via @DandC #ROC

Oct 25, 2014

What do you want out of your public library ? How libraries are competing in the digital age via @DandC #ROC

Oct 25, 2014

How libraries compete in digital age: new tech, collaboration hubs w/ cafés & comfy seats via @DandC's @meagmc #ROC

Keeping millennials local the goal of monroe200 — Sometimes maligned as the "me generation," the so-called millennials are anything but. As Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks spoke Saturday to a room of millennials - men and women in their 20s and early 30s - she highlighted the traits that, according to research, the generation embraces. They are philanthropic.

Sammy Watkins driven toward greatness — The great ones never stop searching for ways to get better, which is exactly why they're the best players in their particular sport. LeBron James was already the pre-eminent player in the NBA, but he needed to improve his post-up game, so he did, and the reward was two championship rings.
Oct 25, 2014

Watkins driven toward greatness via @DandC and @salmaiorana An early read to get #Bills fans ready for the #NYJ #ROC

Mother: 'I will never stop looking for my son' — Gwendolyn Brooks talks about her son Derrell Miller and his disappearance on Oct. 21, 2013.
Oct 25, 2014

Gwendolyn Brooks: 'I will never stop looking for my son.' Derrell Miller has been missing for a year #ROC @DandC

Trendwatch: fall facials — The cold weather is upon us, which means it's time to switch up the beauty regimen. To freshen your face for the colder weather ahead, Sarah Rizzo, esthetician Sarah Rizzo at The Spa at Del Monte suggests a facial may be in order.

Makarov makes debut and sparkles (again) for Amerks — You need to go back a little ways, to the 2010-11 season, to find a time when Andrey Makarov wasn't No. 1 on the goaltending depth chart. He was the mainstay with Saskatoon of the Western Hockey League in 2011-12 and '12-13, appearing 54 and 61 games.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @kevinoDandC: ICYMI: Andrey Makarov made his 1st start of the year and played a huge role in #Amerks victory. The post-game O-zone:

Oct 25, 2014

ICYMI: Andrey Makarov made his 1st start of the year and played a huge role in #Amerks victory. The post-game O-zone:

Oct 25, 2014

#Amerks Andrey Makarov isn't too familiar with being a backup but he sparkled in his season debut. New in the O-zone:

RCSD report bashes Common Core curriculum — A committee studying Common Core-aligned curriculum in the Rochester School District is recommending a turn away from lessons provided by the state Education Department, criticizing them as confusing, developmentally inappropriate and culturally insensitive.

Derrell Miller has been missing for a year — As Derrell Miller was leaving his mom's house on Arch Street in the late afternoon of Oct. 21, 2013, he turned to her and said he'd see her later. "And then, we ain't heard nothing from him.
Oct 25, 2014

Have you seen Derrell Miller? Family still seeks answers a year after his disappearance. #ROC via @DandC

Oct 25, 2014

Derrell Miller has been missing for a year, last words to mom were that he'd see her later.

Whatever Happened To ... Elmheart Hotel? — The Elmheart Hotel had a stormy beginning over a bitter land dispute and a fiery ending when the Manitou Beach establishment went up in flames a century later. In between, the 1890s-era Elmheart was a resort hotel, a swinging dance hall and a neighborhood tavern on the Lake Ontario shoreline in Greece.

Doctor on Ebola fears: Take a deep breath, do the math — Dr. Michael Kamali at Strong Memorial Hospital briefs the media the day after a confirmed Ebola case was found in New York City.

Bryant: The man with the missing identity — After 14 years with no home and no name, Devern Gamble now has both. Technically, he had a name. People called him Richard Abraham, but that name wasn't attached to any valid Social Security number. And technically, he had a home.

Rochester Amerks sink Adirondack Flames — The Rochester Americans' season is only five games old, but already the on-ice magic between linemates Mikhail Grigorenko, Joel Armia and William Carrier is evident. Maybe, just maybe, it's the start of a long-time bond. Yes, it's early in their professional careers. Very early.
Oct 25, 2014

ICYMI: #Amerks linemates now, #Sabres linemates next year? Sure seems possible for Mikhail Grigorenko and Joel Armia:

Oct 25, 2014

Could the Mikhail Grigorenko and Joel Armia pairing with #Amerks be a glimpse of the #Sabres future? Definitely.

Gates Chili H.S. principal resigns — Gates Chili High School Principal Timothy Clasgens this week resigned due to health issues, the district announced. The Gates Chili Central School District's Board of Education approved the resignation Tuesday night. Clasgens, who worked for the for 25 years, will remain on medical leave through the end of the 2014-15 school year in June, said district Superintendent Kimberle Ward.

Chris Colabello: Twins today, South Korea tomorrow? — Chris Colabello, the Red Wings' 2013 International League MVP, is quietly going about his business each day this offseason. "When I go work out, or when I go out in public, I do so as a Minnesota Twin," the first baseman said by phone Friday from his home outside Worcester, Mass.
Oct 24, 2014

2013 IL MVP Chris Colabello is player in limbo for 2015: @mntwins, @RocRedWings . .. or South Korea? We talked today:

Frontier closes on $2 billion Connecticut deal — Frontier Communications Corp. in one fell swoop became sizably bigger Friday as it closed on its $2 billion acquisition of AT&T's wireline business in Connecticut and statewide fiber network. Frontier is headquartered in Connecticut. With the deal, Connecticut now also becomes the 28th state in its network.

Existing-home sales in Rochester area fall 6% in 3rd quarter — Low inventory and unpredictable weather during the summer season slowed the real estate market during the third quarter as sales of existing homes fell 6 percent for the three months that ended Sept. 30. There were 3,525 closed sales during the quarter, 226 fewer compared to the same period a week ago.

Bill Clinton rallies Maffei supporters — "This wouldn't be a close race if the same people who voted for president voted 10 days from now,'' former President Bill Clinton told several hundred supports of Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei who gathered at a Syracuse Airport hangar for a get-out-the-vote rally Friday evening.